Compare Glucotrol vs. Janumet
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Glucotrol (glipizide) is an effective medicine for lowering blood sugar, but it can cause your blood sugar level to be too low so you must always carry some form of sugar with you that can be readily used.
Janumet is a combination of two anti-diabetic medicines that work better together, but is available as brand only.
- Lowers A1c levels by 1-2%.
- Glucotrol (glipizide) is an oral medicine so it might be a good alternative for those who don't like injections.
- Protects your organs and blood vessels by preventing the harmful effects of high blood sugar levels.
- Okay to use by people with kidney problems.
- Available as a generic form and is relatively cheap.
- This 2-in-1 combination can lower the number of pills you have to take daily.
- Lowers A1c (average blood sugar over time) up to 2.5%.
- Available in extended and immediate release forms to allow better control of your blood sugar.
- Doesn't increase your appetite unlike other anti-diabetic medicines.
- Does not cause hypoglycemia or very low blood sugar.
- Has a higher risk than other diabetes medicine for causing blood sugar levels to be too low.
- While taking Glucotrol (glipizide), your blood sugars should be checked 2 to 5 times a week, but less often once you are on a stable dose.
- Can cause mild weight gain of 2-3lb.
- Might lose its effectiveness over time.
- Needs to be taken 30 minutes before a meal for it to be most effective.
- Available as brand name only and may be expensive.
- Metformin component usually causes upset stomach.
- Sitagliptin component may increase your risk for throat infections and inflammation of pancreas.
- Not appropriate for those with poor kidney function.
- Extended release pill
- Extended release
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- Low blood sugar3%
- Passing gas3%
- Low blood sugar
Skipping meals or having inconsistent meal times
...and 4 more risk factors
- Severe allergic reaction
History of allergy to sulfa-containing medicine
- Kidney and liver disease
Those with kidney and/or liver disease
- Breakdown of red blood cells
People with G6PD deficiency
- Excess lactic acid in the blood
...and 5 more risk factors